EXPLORE THE HIGH-LEVEL BENEFITS OF THIS UPPER TECHNOLOGY
For daily work, when dry, the robust and abrasion-resistant upper material construction is 40 percent lighter than leather.
Due to the low water absorption construction, the upper offers lasting lightness in wet conditions.
The upper hardly absorbs any moisture from the outside even after extensive use or loss of the water repellent finish.
The upper allows significantly faster drying time compared with conventional uppers for professional footwear.
The EXTRAGUARD upper material is easy to clean and does not require specific car products as needed for other conventional uppers,
External moisture cannot penetrate beyond the low water absorption construction layer. The result: reduced conductive heat loss, feet stay dry and comfortable when out in the field.
Designed for the harshest work environments, EXTRAGUARD upper technology offers robust protection, even after months of use or constant wear in challenging wet conditions.
The EXTRAGUARD upper provides flame protection according to DIN EN 15090 *for Police application
From police officers to electric utility workers, professional footwear needs more than robustness, it must be lighter, more comfortable and suited even when it comes to extreme wet conditions. Working in a range of terrains, weather conditions and intensities, many professions’ footwear, worn daily, needs uncompromising versatility. Tackling this dilemma the innovative GORE-TEX EXTRAGUARD upper technology steps into the future of protective upper technology for GORE-TEX police and safety footwear. Combining lasting lightweight, low water absorption and a quick redrying time into a robust three layer upper technology, the trade-off of comfort or protection is reversed to a fusion of comfort and protection. Step towards the future of protective upper technology. Lightweight, staying light when wet, and re-drying quickly, professional footwear technology for police and workwear professions.
Safety footwear that must withstand robust and mechanical impacts even in extreme wet weather situations, including heavy rain or mud.
High intensity, hostile environments, tough weather conditions, police need professional footwear that lets them focus on the job without being weighed down.
Stays lightweight when wet
Compared with conventional professional footwear GORE-TEX footwear engineered with EXTRAGUARD upper technology has very low water absorption, gaining almost no weight when wet- confirmed by the water bucket test.
Gore static water bucket test: Boots are submerged at a minimum/at least of 10 cm water level depending on boot style
Reduced heat loss when wet
REDUCED HEAT LOSS WHEN WET The conductive heat loss from a GORE-TEX professional shoe with EXTRAGUARD upper technology (shoe on the right) is considerably less than any identical leather version. The feet stay dry and comfortable.
W. L. Gore & Associates is committed to continuously improving the environmental impact of its products without compromising on durable performance. All new product technology developments need to support the Sustainability Strategy.
The EXTRAGUARD upper is a clear example of us reducing our environmental impact: fewer chemicals used than in the production of conventional upper materials, less water consumption, and reduced CO2 emissions equate to a smaller carbon footprint when compared with safety footwear made of conventional, highly robust upper materials.
The innovative and vegan upper material is chromium-free, supplied with consistent quality (it is well-rolled), and no longer requires extra inspection on receipt, significantly reducing work and material waste.